Yuba Sutter, CA (February 18, 2023) – On Friday, February 17, a young pedestrian was hurt after being involved in a traffic accident in Yuba Sutter.
The incident was reported at around 2:27 p.m. at the 6000 block of Lindhurst Avenue. A 12-year-old pedestrian was walking along the road when they were hit by a black BMW. The injured party was treated at the scene before being transported to a nearby hospital for additional aid.
No updates on the condition of the injured party have been provided at this time.
Local authorities are handling the ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash.
Hit-&-Run Crashes in California
When at least one party to the accident flees the scene without helping others involved, it is called a hit-and-run accident. Pedestrians are frequently involved in hit-and-run collisions, and these incidents account for about 5% of road fatalities. Nationwide, hit-and-run incidents are increasing on average by 7.2% per year, and 20% of pedestrian crash fatalities are attributable to automobiles that fled the scene. Pedestrians are more vulnerable because they are unable to pursue the at-fault party.
You might be able to file a personal injury claim if you were struck by an automobile as a pedestrian. You can file a personal injury lawsuit to get compensated for your injuries and other damages. According to statistics, drivers are virtually always at fault when a pedestrian is struck within a crosswalk and are responsible for more than half of all pedestrian accidents in California. Anyone hurt in a pedestrian collision in the state may pursue a lawsuit against those at fault under the state’s personal injury laws. Compensation for medical expenses, lost pay, and pain and suffering are examples of typical damages awarded in personal injury claims.
Accident victims face a number of challenges when submitting a personal injury claim. Speak with a lawyer at Wilshire Law Firm if you are thinking about pursuing a compensation claim. Our goal is to assist persons who have been involved in significant traffic accidents in making claims and obtaining fair compensation. Anybody in California who has been damaged as a consequence of another driver’s negligence deserves qualified legal representation. Our legal team encourages you to move quickly if you are involved in a car accident. Your lawyer can help you in putting together a compelling defense for your claim. If you were wounded in an automobile accident, call 800-358-1884 to talk with a Yuba Sutter pedestrian crash attorney.